A Few Words About Artisan Stitch
St Margaret’s House
151 London Road
I’m located close to Edinburgh city centre, serving Edinburgh, the Lothians, Central Scotland, Fife and the Borders. Artisan Stitch provides sewing classes and creative textile art workshops. I have classes for all levels of ability and specialise in helping people lose their fear of sewing machines. My most popular class is the Beginners Sewing Course. I also teach Dressmaking and Pattern cutting so you can learn my tips and tricks to be able to make your own clothes to a professional standard.
However I also want to show that sewing machines are not just for taking up hems and boring stuff like that. So I offer lots of creative workshops such as Free-Motion Embroidery and Felting. I have a passion for upcycling fabric so my ‘Rags to Ritches’ workshop shows you how to make stunning new fabrics from a pile of scraps. I’ve designed these techniques to be easy for anyone to learn so you don’t need to be particularly artistic to be able to create something beautiful. Why not join me on my textile journey…?
I’m told that I made my first dress at the age of 4; OK so it was only a dress for my doll, but I did start sewing my own clothes before High School and haven’t stopped sewing since.
My qualifications are:
HND Stitched Textiles & Fashion – Edinburgh’s Telford College
BA (Hons) Textile Design – Heriot Watt University
After graduation, I worked in knitwear manufacturing for a top end cashmere producer in the Scottish Borders. Then I spent some time selling my own range of knitted and felted accessories. These sold direct to the public and to around 44 galleries and craft shops around the UK. My knitwear designs have been bought by high street chains and the Italian fashion house, Valentino.
I have studied tailoring, couture dressmaking techniques and bridalwear. My embroidery work has been exhibited widely and has sold to private collectors. I am a member of the Embroiderers’ Guild and Group Twelve Textile Artists
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